Member Announcement: Boren Awards

Member Announcement: Boren Awards (language study)

Submitted by Cong Xiaoping, November 2017

Boren Awards: Language Study and Research in East Asia

The application for the 2018 Boren Awards is now open!

Boren Awards fund US undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to US national interests (including Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking countries). The Awards promote longer-term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study. The awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of East and Southeast Asian countries, including China. Preference is also give to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highly motivated to work in the federal government following graduation.

Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Additional information about the Boren Awards and Fellowships can be found at

Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives (listed in directory on the website) for specific guidance. They may also contact the Boren Awards staff directly at 1-800-618-NSEP or

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